Marty Smith



Born 1959, Gainesville, Florida

Pratice Areas

  • Agriculture Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Real Estate Law

Bar Admission

Florida, 1984

U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1987

U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1990


University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1984

University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA, 1980
Honors: magna cum laude
Major: Agricultural Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships

NCBA President 2020-2021

NCBA President-Elect 2019-2020

Marion County Bar Association, 1996 – 1997

Florida Cattlemen’s Association, 1997

National Cattlemen’s Association, 1998 – Present
Natural Resource Committee Chairman

Florida Bar Grievance Committee, 5th Judicial Circuit, 1999 – 2000

Classes/Seminars Taught

Advanced Expert Witness Deposition Tactics, National Business Institute, 2008

Building Your Civil Trial Skills, National Business Institute, 2007

Construction Defects Claims, Lorman Education Services, 2006

2005 Fifth Judicial Circuit Conference on Professionalism (Facilitator), 5th Judicial Circuit, 2005

Florida Construction Defect & Mold Litigation, National Business Institute, 2003

Conservation Easements: The Landowner’s Perspective, National Land Trust Alliance Convention, Austin, TX, 2002

Advanced Construction Law in Florida, National Business Institute, 2000

Environmental Monitoring Programs in Florida, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 1997

Environmental Regulation of Agriculture, Inst. of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) University of Florida


Alpha Gamma Rho